Green Apple Cucumber Salad – low fat

GREEN APPLE CUCUMBER SALAD – low fat

Sliced green apple, sliced seed cucumber, onion, tarragon and fresh lemon tossed with a low fat brown sugar curry-cinnamon yogurt dressing. Yikes. Smooth and buttery tasting!

Serves 6

Salad:

1 lg. garden variety cucumber, peel, seed, cut ends off, cut in half from end to end, slice into 1/4 wide arcs

1 lg. green apple, cut into quarters, core each segment, then thinly slice each segment – leave skins on

the thinner the better for the apple

1 sm. yellow onion, cut off ends, cut in half from end to end, then very thinly slice into half rings

zest and juice of 1 lg. ripe lemon – zest, cut in half, squeeze, strain (1/4 c. juice)

1 t. dried tarragon


In large bowl combine all salad ingredients. Toss well to coat thoroughly all apple slices with lemon juice.


Dressing:

1 c. plain dairy-free yogurt – I used Forager brand

2 T. Balsamic vinegar

1 T. granulated sugar

2 T. brown sugar

1 t. cinnamon

1 t. mild curry powder

1 t. garlic powder

1/8 t. celery seed

1 t. salt

fresh grind black pepper to taste


Combine all dressing ingredients in bowl and whisk till smooth. Adjust seasoning and set aside.


Assemble:

Pour dressing over salad ingredients, toss to coat well, cover and refrigerate till ready to serve. Or, transform to serving bowl and serve immediately.

Serve as a condiment salad or in a lettuce cup as a side salad.

Best served the day it’s made.






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